Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Papilionidae Birdwings or Swallowtails


       
Blue Mormon Papilio polymnestor parinda
 
Blue Mormon   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations, becoming rare in higher hills.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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Migratory
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Various Plants of Family Rutaceae
       
       
 
 
 
  More pics>> - WINGS OPEN ....FEMALE.... LAVA.....PUPA
   
           
Common Mormon Papilio polytes romulus
 
Common Mormon   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations, becoming rare in higher hills.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Female = Common Rose and Crimson Rose
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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Migratory
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Various Plants of Family Rutaceae
       
       
 
 
 
  More pics>> - WINGS OPEN ....FEMALE.... LAVA.....PUPA
           
Common Rose Pachliopta aristolochiae ceylonica
 
Common Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations, Rare in the north and above 1500 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Female Danaid Eggfly
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
-
Unpalatable, Migratory
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Aristolochia indica [Sapsanda-S]
       
       
 
 
 
  More pics>> - WINGS OPEN ....FEMALE.... LAVA.....PUPA
           
Crimson Rose Pachliopta hector
 
Crimson rose   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 500m, Plentiful in dry zone
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Common Rose, Ceylon Rose, Common mormon female.
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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Unpalatable
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Probably Aristolochia spp. [Sapsanda-S]
       
       
 
 
 
  More pics>> - WINGS OPEN ....FEMALE.... LAVA.....PUPA
           
Ceylon Rose* Pachliopta jophon jophon
 
Ceylon Rose   DISTRIBUTION
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Low country wet zone
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Common Rose, Crimson Rose
  STATUS
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Rare, Endemic
  HABITS
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Unpalatable
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Aristolochia spp [Sapsanda-S]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Common Birdwing* Troides darsius
 
Ceylon Birdwing   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None in Sri Lanka
  STATUS
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Uncommon, Endemic
  HABITS
-
Unpalatable, Migratory
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Aristolochia indica [Sapsanda-S]
       
       
 
 
 
   

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